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Prague Castle Offers Free Entry

March 13th, 2014 | Posted by Karolinad in Entertainment | Us | What's Happening Prague - (Comments Off)
Prague   On March 29th (saturday), you can enjoy the Wenceslas Cathedral, Golden Lane and Wallenstein Palace with a free entrance as a part of the summer season launch.  Free entrance is from 10 am until 4pm.  More information can be found here.  Don’t miss it!

Prague Coffee Festival

August 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Karolinad in Entertainment | Karolina - (1 Comments)

coffefestivalPrague Coffee Festival is the place for coffee lovers.  Mark your calendars for the first week in October in cafés across the czech Republic with a highlight event on October 5th at Novomestska radnice in Prague!

What to expect:

  • A week-long special program in various cafes across the Czech Republic.
  • Two presentation spaces for café houses.
  • Great bar with alternative coffee preparations shows (coffee from roasters both local and worldwide).
  • Cupping (coffee from roasters both local and worldwide).
  • Number of interesting lectures.
  • On-site demonstrations of coffee roasting.
  • Traditional ways of coffee making presented by international partners.
  • Exhibition of photos from coffee farms cross the world (Africa, Central America).
  • Art workshops.
  • Theatre performances and rich supporting program.

You can look forward to October full of great coffee!

For Facebook feeds like the Festival’s FB Page or visit the official website.

hlavni_enOn September 14th,  selected museums in Prague will open its doors in the evening from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. for visitors to enjoy their favorite institutions by night.  Admission and transport to the selected network of museums are FREE.  Don’t miss this special 10th anniversary.  For more details visit the event website

catCzechs have a reputation for being creative and crafty.  This is evident in the traditional wooden crafts, glass, crochet / knit and ceramic goods.   I, myself, love to create and if time and money permitted, I would have a painter’s studio, a dark room, a pottery wheel and oven, etc…you get my drift.  Anything authentic, hand-made, and original catches my eye.  Unfortunately, I am not a millionaire, and can keep on dreaming about having all of the “luxuries” mentioned above.

A great way to get my creative juices flowing and making it a kid friendly activity (kids come first right?) is to visit Vypálené koťátko (Fired Kitty, as in when you fire pottery – terrible literal translation, I know).  Other than great desserts and good coffee, this non-smoking café has a dedicated work-room with an assortment of unpainted ceramic products, ranging from ceramic cups, plates to vases and figurines.

After selecting your “canvas”, you have a wide variety of color glazes and brushes to paint with. If you have never done it before, the staff is happy to explain the best color combinations and what tends to happen with different glazes once the ceramics have been fired.  Generally, the colors seem a bit dull and subdued while wet, but once the ceramics have been fired, they are quite rich and cheerful.

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Kids can make lovely presents for family and they have quite a bit of fun doing it.   If you want to seriously create, I advise not taking your kids with you. It probably depends on the child, but my son got bored after painting half his cup and most of his body.  Vypálené koťátko is pretty active on FB and posts some of the master pieces on their facebook page so check it out (some are quite good!). I can only recommend this great little creative café!  Vypálené koťátko also hosts various themed events – concerts, exhibitions, readings etc.

Mařákova 5, Praha 6
e-mail:info@vypalenekotatko.cz
Tel: 737 726 104, 222 947 888

Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard & Amex

Get your creative juices flowing!

A bit of culture for little ones!

April 1st, 2013 | Posted by Karolinad in Entertainment | Karolina | What's Happening Prague - (Comments Off)
violinIt’s never too early to start introducing children to music!  If you are expecting or have small children, Česká Filharmonie is offering regular concerts at the Rudolfinum throughout the year.  The program starts at 17.30 at 150 Kč per seat.    Check out the calendar.
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